Therapy

Have you been feeling excessively tired, lacking in energy or enthusiasm, or been experiencing difficulties coping at work or at home?

Maybe you’re finding it increasingly difficult to deal with stress, and finding yourself becoming irritated, upset or angry without knowing why?

Perhaps you’re just feeling a little bit lost or unfocused, or dreading an upcoming event at work?

Psychological therapy can help you to overcome the problems you’re facing now and, equally importantly, help you cope with things that might happen in the future.

Our focus on therapy is integrative, meaning that we work with you to find solutions to your problems, and to develop skills and techniques so that you’re better able to cope at work, at home, and in everyday life. All of the techniques we use are empirically-based. This means that they have been demonstrated scientifically to be effective.

Our aim is to help you learn cope without the need for ongoing therapy. Because we’re solution and coping focused, typically, our clients are able to resolve their problems with between three and 12, one-hour sessions. Of course, some clients require more work, but this is determined on a case-by-case basis. We will never recommend treatments that you don’t need, or deliberately extend therapy beyond what is necessary.

Some of the issues we can help with:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Chemical and Behavioural Addictions
  • Eating disorders
  • Coping
  • Phobias

Our approach:

A lot of people have a problem with seeing a psychologist because they think it’s an admission that there’s something wrong with them.

In fact, working with a psychologist before things go seriously wrong can help to prevent all sorts of problems, much like regular servicing of your car prevents breakdowns, or regular checkups with your doctor can detect health problems before they become a concern.

You might have heard of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These approaches are about finding out what is and isn’t working in your life, determining the likely causes of those problems, and then working to change the way in which you interact with these issues, and modifying the consequent behaviours that might be damaging your ability to cope.

We work within a positive psychology framework, which is about developing your potential rather than simply removing symptoms. In this way, our goal is to help you develop yourself and your abilities, relationships, strengths and passions so that you can focus on what you can do, rather than what’s been holding you back.

FAQ’s

Duration

Each session lasts for one hour.

Payment

We accept AMEX, Mastercard, or Visa credit or debit cards, EFTPOS, cash, or direct bank transfer.

How much does it cost?

The Australian Psychological Society recommended fee for a one hour psychological consultation is $254 per session.

In 2020 our consultation fees are $195 per session.

Medicare

Medicare allows you to receive a rebate of between $86.15 and $126.50 for psychological treatment, which makes seeing a psychologist much more affordable.

Medicare rebates are available with a GP referral, allowing up to 10 individual sessions per calendar year. Your GP can refer if he or she suspects a clinically diagnosable disorder that impacts your emotions, thoughts, social skills and, or decision-making.

To obtain a Medicare rebate you must have a referral from your GP. The written referral needs to include a completed Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHCP).

When making an appointment with your GP please inform the receptionist that you want to organise a referral to see a psychologist. That way you can have a longer session which will enable your GP to complete the assessment and the MHCP.

If you don’t have a regular GP we can recommend several who provide a high quality service.

Cancellation

Notice of appointment cancellation is required. If an appointment is cancelled with less than two working days’ notice a $95 (+GST) fee will be charged.